Terms and Conditions

PUBLISHING RIGHTS

The client acknowledges he/she has obtained all rights and permissions to publish materials to be used in the project and shall be solely responsible for the materials and the validity of copyrights, trademarks and ownership claimed by the client. Client agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and defend Cover Art Studio and its employees from any and all libel and copyright and permission infringement action resulting from materials client provides. The material client provides must not be a public domain work (unless the client is the original author).

CONFIDENTIALITY

All client information and materials are considered confidential and only for use by Cover Art Studio to provide a quote or complete a project.

Client information and project materials will not be given out or shared with any third party unless otherwise requested by the client.

COVER DESIGN SERVICES

Cover Art Studio’s fee for the design of a print book cover includes the following:

A complete paperback book cover design and layout of the front, back and spine set to client’s printer specifications. The client must supply or direct Cover Art Studio to printer’s template with specifications or written specs.

A high-resolution, print-ready PDF of the cover to send to client’s printer.

A lower-resolution jpeg file formatted for use as an e-book cover.

Purchases of stock images for use in the book cover design. (If the client has specific image requests, additional charges may apply.)

Digital delivery of the included cover files.

Cover Art Studio’s fee for the design of an e-book cover includes the following:

A lower-resolution jpeg file formatted for use as an e-book cover.

Purchases of stock images for use in the book cover design. (If the client has specific image requests, additional charges may apply.)

Digital delivery of the included cover files.

Cover Art Studio’s fee for the design of a print music album cover includes the following:

A complete cover design and layout of the front, back and interior panels set to client’s printer specifications. The client must supply or direct Cover Art Studio to printer’s template with specifications or written specs.

A high-resolution, print-ready PDF of the cover to send to client’s printer.

A lower-resolution jpeg file formatted for use as an e-cover.

Purchases of stock images for use in the cover design. (If the client has specific image requests, additional charges may apply.)

Digital delivery of the included cover files.

Cover Art Studio’s fee for the design of a music album e-cover includes the following:

A lower-resolution jpeg file formatted for use as an e-cover.

Purchases of stock images for use in the cover design. (If the client has specific image requests, additional charges may apply.)

Digital delivery of the included cover files.

The cover design service does not include original artwork or illustrations, copywriting or text editing services, or anything else not specified in the included list above.

Cover Art Studio retains the right to use Client’s name and book title on Cover Art Studio’s website and to market and promote our services.

OWNERSHIP RIGHTS

Upon receipt of full payment, Cover Art Studio grants the client exclusive license to use the final cover design artwork (PDF, JPEG or other publishing-ready formats) for his/her book and/or e-book and/or music album cover and associated promotional materials.

The client understands that he/she has no right to alter the final cover design in any way except to change size for printing or digital display. If the client desires any alterations, he/she will consult Cover Art Studio. The client understands that additional payments may be required to make these alterations.

The client agrees to abide by the terms of any license agreement for any images purchased by Cover Art Studio through a third-party image provider for use in a client’s book cover design. The cost of the cover design includes the license to use these images and is limited to a print run of 500,000 units. For books and/or music albums with a print run over 500,000, additional licensing fees may apply. Images used for client’s cover are royalty-free; however, the photographer owns the copyright to those photographs and they cannot be distributed in any manner other than in the book/music album cover design.

Cover Art Studio retains the right to use client’s final book cover design, name, and book title in Cover Art Studio’s portfolio and to market and promote our services. Cover Art Studio retains copyright and ownership of all design and draft materials.

If the client supplies Cover Art Studio with materials subject to intellectual property rights by a third-party, the client will secure the appropriate rights to use the materials before directing the designer to incorporate them into his/her project. Should any intellectual property dispute arise involving materials the client provides, the client assumes full legal and financial responsibility.

The final cover cannot be resold or transferred to another person. 

ATTRIBUTION

Cover Art Studio requires cover design credit to appear in the client’s book (on the copyright page) or music album as such:

“Cover design by Martin | Cover Art Studio. 

www.coverartstudio.com”

CLIENT RESPONSIBILITIES

The client is fully responsible for proofing the cover design provided by Cover Art Studio. It is strongly suggested that the client requests a proof from the printer before publishing or ordering any copies of the book/music album. At no time will Cover Art Studio be held financially or legally responsible for any problems, costs, fees or expenses incurred by the client as a result of using the cover design.

The client is responsible to download the Product immediately from links provided by Cover Art Studio and securely back up all files.  Cover Art Studio is not liable for any loss or damage to Products that occur after download or any customer’s inadvertent or mistaken download of a Product or free download such customer did not intend to purchase or download, and Cover Art Studio will not reimburse you for such downloads.  

Due to licensing restrictions, Client agrees not to share unfinished designs, sketches or mockups on public forums, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

LIABILITY

Cover Art Studio is not liable for incidental, indirect, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages of any kind, including loss of revenues or profits, loss of business or reputation, or loss of data, in any way related to our services. Cover Art Studio is not responsible for any claim, loss, or injury based on errors or any other inaccuracies appearing on our site or in our client’s written documents, including without limitation as a result of any breach of the terms and conditions of this agreement.

PAYMENT

Client agrees to pay an initial deposit of €50 before work will begin on the project. The remaining balance is due upon approval of the final cover design. Cover Art Studio will not release finished files to the client or other parties until final payment has been received. The final payment is also the final approval of the project, and this contract will be considered fulfilled and thus, terminated. Cover Art Studio retains the right to discontinue, withhold, or suspend services for any account should payments not be paid for a contracted job in the order specified in this agreement.

CANCELLATION POLICY

The client or Cover Art Studio may cancel this agreement at any time by providing written notice to the other party. If either client or Cover Art Studio cancels a project before work has started, neither the client nor Cover Art Studio is under further obligation to the other, and this contract will be considered cancelled.

If the client should stop or cancel a cover design job once it has started, the client agrees to forfeit €50 of the deposit if paid. This is to cover resources and time taken during the project up to the point of cancellation. The client will have no rights to any mockups sent to the client and agrees to destroy them.

REFUNDS

Upon the final cover files delivery and after downloading files to the client’s computer, due to the digital nature of the service refunds cannot and will not be accepted.

COMPLETE AGREEMENT

This agreement is the entire agreement of all parties. No additional promises or conditions, written or oral will apply to this agreement that are not included herein.

MODIFICATION OF AGREEMENT

Modification of any provisions of this agreement is not valid and enforceable unless confirmed in writing and signed by all parties either in hardcopy or by e‐signature.

SEVERABILITY

The finding of any provision of this agreement to be invalid or unenforceable does not render the remaining provisions invalid or unenforceable.

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

The action of the sending an receipt of this agreement via electronic method will hold both parties in acceptance of these terms. Cover Art Studio as sender and Client as the recipient will acknowledge acceptance of these terms either through an e-mail noting acceptance or acceptance is acknowledged at the beginning of any work on said project. Electronic signatures shall be considered legal and binding.

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